Its a moon song
Bubbling up and over me
Darkness, sets my spirit free.
Rosh Hodesh, enchanted time to hallow the month


Rosh Hodesh (also spelled Chodesh) the new moon, is traditionally a special day of rest and celebration for women. Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael wrote this beautiful song about welcoming Rosh Hodesh, invoking God in the feminine gender. The song is performed by Miraj, in their album, A Moon Note. Rabbi Raphael also wrote a lovely children’s book, New Moon.

Rosh Hodesh Moon
© by Geela Rayzel Raphael, arranged by Miraj
Jerusalem, November 1988

Its a moon song
Bubbling up and over me
Darkness, sets my spirit free.
Rosh Hodesh, enchanted time to hallow the month
Lunar spirals, cycle ’round the earth.
Renew our souls, Reopen up our hearts
Re-light our internal sparks;Miraj: A Moon Note
Mysterious by day, Your wisdom guides our way
Flowing with the rhythm of the tides.
Brucha Ya Rachamema, Mikor Or Hadash, Michadeshet et Ha-Hodashim, Amen, Selah!

Its a moon song
Casting our shadows on the ground,
We’re humbled by Your ancient glow.
Rosh Hodesh, yearning for your radiant shine
We gather, honoring Divine.
Your moonbeams catch our eyes
Releasing heartfelt sighs,
The clouds are blown across our minds;
I can read your face, in the depths of space
Your presence reveals a sacred sign.
Brucha Ya Rachamemah, Mikor Or Hadash, Michadeshet et Ha-z’manin,
AMEN! SELAH!

 

Featured Image: Tonight’s New Moon, John Flannery, via Flickr

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